Digital expert Anthony McCall transmutes deteriorating VHS tapes and other obsolete media onto long-lasting archival DVDs. Customers bring in up to 120 minutes of recorded tennis matches or raw footage of picnicking grizzlies on a single VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8 tape, MiniDV, or MiniDVD. Chapters are inserted automatically, making it easier to impress dates with marathon finish-line footage without having to fast-forward through grade-school shot-for-shot remakes of The Seventh Seal.
Blue Light Digital Sound looks like somewhere you’d go to watch a band play a concert rather than record an album. Wood floors flank the 600-square-foot space, running adjacent to an exposed brick wall and parallel to the studio’s 20-foot ceilings. The other three walls, coated in periwinkle blue, cast a cool glow over the studio, setting the perfect mood for guitarists, drummers, and singers as they croon their track into an array of vintage and modern microphones. Throughout their recording session, musicians easily can oversee the editing and mixing process, thanks to a 51-inch flat-screen monitor that displays the goings-on in a big, bold, and clear format. A glass window also allows artists to communicate with the control-room engineers manning the 32-channel analog console, and SSL convertor or bashfully shoo away their proud mothers.
Richard Rothstein's handmade needlepoint pillows allow distingué decorators to add a dollop of Old World elegance to their settees without the fuss of having to craft their own pieces. The specialty Groupon collection includes painstaking patterns of cascading florals, decorative fruits, geometric motifs, and woodland creatures, which are exclusive to Groupon buyers and unavailable anywhere else on the site. Festoon the fainting couch with a comfy Golden Floral Lattice throw pillow (23"x23"), or get the same pattern in an oblong shape (14"x23") for debonair neck support. Construct a palatial pillow fort fit for the Hapsburgs with a giant Tuscan Vase pillow (28"x27"), a juicy Fruit Decorative pillow (19"x23"), and a lush trio of Floral Garden pillows (18"x18") made of all-natural, eco-friendly materials. Geometrically tinged trimmings in celadon-green and gray (12"x12") can lend your lair a labyrinthine flair, whereas plump stag and elk toss pillows (16"x16") provide an animal-friendly way to adorn a rustic getaway.
Two cushy levels of bouncy tubes, slides, obstacles, play structures, and an interactive arcade await sock-footed squirts at Kid Junction's clean and safe indoor jungle, ideal for kids aged one through nine. A fleet of skilled supervisors welcomes parents into a relaxing, vibrant amusement area, where you can accompany your tenderfoot as they propel through the tubes and slides area, packed with see-through panels, netting, webbed areas, and extra-smooth peanut butter. Toddler Town treats youngest ones to a soft sovereign nation-state, exposing them to crawlspaces and fundamental Playskool politics. Three dollars' worth of shiny tokens gives access to the sports-oriented arcade, where each game in the interactive arena has been tailored to boost motor skills, self-confidence, and the likelihood of being signed to the Toronto Raptors while in grade school.